Who We Are
Save Latin America (SLA) is a New Jersey-based, 501c3 non-profit organization serving as an advocate for the Hispanic community of the Metropolitan areas of Northern NJ and New York City. Established in 1990, the organization’s goal is to provide educational counseling, health and social services and to offer expanded economic and employment opportunities to the Hispanic community.
To achieve these goals, our efforts include health fairs,
Reaching Our Dreams is a motivational program which invites prominent community leaders to share their inspirational stories with students. The invitees speak of the personal challenges they’ve overcome that have consequently served as a platform to empower their self esteem.
As an added incentive, students are invited to write an essay based on the speaker’s presentation, detailing the impact or influence it had on their own life. SLA’s education committee selects award-winning essays culminating in
Since conserving Hispanic identity, values, and traditions, is part of SLA’s mission, by resolution of this Board of Directors, “Los Tres Próceres Antillanos” concept was adopted in 1998, to commemorate the birthdates of Eugenio María de Hostos, José Martí and Juan Pablo Duarte.
Three patriarchs… who thought of the Caribbean… as a free and independent region… of… common political destiny. They dreamed about the federation of Antilles.